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Hacking group Lulzsec India alleges massive Aadhaar and PAN data breach

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A Twitter handle of anonymous hackers (who claim to be a group) by the name Lulzsec India have tweeted about a vulnerability involving 22,000 Aadhaar and PAN cards. They have refused to provide further information till the vulnerability is patched. The screenshot they have tweeted appears to show numbered folders and image documents of an Aadhaar card and the name "Kamlesh Tiwari" written by hand - which could be the scan of a signature. The breach does not appear to be a website vulnerability, but a poorly coded server related to PAN applications, that allows malicious hackers unlimited file management access over ftp. As of now, it is not known which server this information is on and the group refuses to reveal further details till the vulnerability is fixed. (Note: MediaNama is not publishing the link to the tweet, as it…

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